Meanwhile, Chiu puts Yu-shang into a magical trance and attempts to use her as a puppet to assassinate the emperor and start a rebellion. Only one side will win and only one hero will emerge as the greatest kung-fu master of all. Lam Chi-chung as Bone, Sing's sidekick Eva Huang as Fong, Sing's mute love interest. So is the spoiled son of the wealthy General So in Canton. While visiting a brothel, So falls in love with Yu-shang, a courtesan who dares to behave rudely towards him. After he has fully recovered, he rejoins Bone, but is unable to explain his mysterious healing.
In the final scenes, Yu-shang agrees to marry So, and the grateful emperor asks So what reward he desires. He spends most of his time sleeping in seclusion. Bruce Leung as the Beast, a kung fu master, rumoured to be the most dangerous person alive, though his skill is disguised by his unkempt appearance. It was directed, co-written and co-produced by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role. Various gangs vie for power, the most feared of which is The Axe Gang, led by the infamous Brother Sum and aptly named after its weapon of choice. The two narrowly escape death when Sing quickly picks the locks on the chains with which they are bound. The two part ways and narrowly escape from the furious Landlady.
So eventually emerges as champion, but just as the emperor is about to grant him the title, Chiu reveals that So is illiterate, proving that he cheated in the written examination. Lam Suet and Liang Hsiao as high-ranking members of the Axe Gang Yuen Cheung-yan as the Beggar, the man who sold Sing the Buddhist Palm manual Feng Xiaogang as the leader of the Crocodile Gang. The cartoon style of the film, accompanied by traditional Chinese music, is often cited as its most striking feature. So suddenly realizes that the final stance is a combination of the seventeen palms and he uses it to destroy Chiu and save the emperor. When Yu-shang is kidnapped by Chiu later, So is shaken out of his delusional state as he wants to save her. In the absence of law enforcement, people can live peacefully only in poor areas which do not appeal to the gangs. So is introduced by his father to join the Beggars' Sect, but he is ashamed when he finds out that actually Yu-shang's family leads the sect.
He is killed by the Axe Gang at the start of the film. So reminds him that as long as the people are cared for, there will not be enough beggars under his influence to pose a threat. So leads his beggar followers across to Great Wall of China to stop Chiu and they engage Chiu's forces while So saves Yu-shang in the nick of time. He stumbles into a slum ruled by eccentric landlords who turns out to be the greatest kung-fu masters in disguise. Turmoil grips Shanghai in the 1940s.
After the commercial success of Shaolin Soccer, its production company, Star Overseas, began to develop Kung Fu Hustle with Columbia Pictures Asia in 2002. Although it was a short 10 seconds or so, the dubbing was not done carelessly- it was full of emotion in order for the sound match perfectly with the image. He encounters Chiu on the streets and Chiu breaks his legs, preventing him from practising martial arts again. You can find a list of theaters here:. During this convalescence he unconsciously strikes the steel sides of the pulpit, leaving deep impressions of his hands.
Yuen Wah, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan, and Bruce Leung co-starred in prominent roles. He tricks the sect's members into electing him as their new chief, by pretending that he is possessed by the spirit of Hung Tsat-kung. Danny Chan as Brother Sum, leader of the Axe Gang. Yuen Qiu as the Landlady of Pig Sty Alley. .
An example is Pig Sty Alley, a tenement home to people of various trades, run by a lecherous landlord and his domineering wife. The enraged emperor orders So's family properties and possessions to be confiscated and decrees that they shall remain as beggars for the rest of their lives. The other producers were Chui Po-chu and Jeffrey Lau, and the screenplay was co-written with Huo Xin, Chan Man-keung, and Tsang Kan-cheung. Sing is badly injured and hides in a traffic control pulpit, where his injuries spontaneously heal. He is also a master of taijiquan.
So's father helps him cheat his way through the written examination, while his personal expertise in martial arts carries him through the physical tests. The film features a number of retired actors famous for 1970s Hong Kong action cinema, yet has been compared to contemporary and influential martial arts films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero. To win Yu-shang's hand-in-marriage, So enters the imperial martial arts contest to win the championship title. Although movie fanatics weren't able to see Stephen return to the silver screen in Mermaid, he actually performed in the movie through dubbing the snoring sound of an old mermaid. One day, two troublemakers, Sing and Bone, come to the alley impersonating members of the Axe Gang in order to gain respect.
Yuen Wah as the Landlord of Pig Sty Alley. By outbidding Chiu, So inadvertently foils Yu-shang's attempt to assassinate Chiu to avenge her father, who had been murdered by Chiu. Impressed with his skill at lockpicking, Sum tells them that if they kill just one person, he will allow them to join the gang. So uses all the skills he had learnt to fight Chiu, but they prove insufficient to completely defeat Chiu. Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong action comedy film. Although he is lazy and illiterate, So excels in martial arts.
Dong Zhihua as Donut, a baker in Pig Sty Alley. So does not adapt well to his new life. Before the film ends, So and Yu-shang are seen wandering the streets with their large family, using an imperial tablet to force rich people to give them money. Sing asks Sum to make himself and Bone members of the Axe Gang. Xing Yu as the Coolie, a kung fu specialist specialising in Twelve Kicks of the Tam School Chiu Chi-ling as Fairy, the Tailor of Pig Sty Alley. So chooses to remain as a beggar king and the emperor expresses worries over So having so much power over the common people. He specialises in the Eight Trigram Staff.